Graham Staines' death is warning against Hindutva fundamentalism,-Graham-Staines%27-d... 01/24/2014 17:52
For Christian leader, Graham Staines' death is warning against Hindu fundamentalism
by Nirmala Carvalho
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the murder of the Australian missionary and his two sons, killed by Hindu radicals. The president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) reflects on the next general election. The nationalist party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which supports radical groups, is also vying for power.


Nepal evangelist Debalal martyred

you're awakened at 3AM with an urgent request from an acquaintance--one you've ministered to for months who is in desperate need of prayer for healing and deliverance. What do you do?Nepal evangelist Debalal faithfully arose from his bed and traveled 30-minutes away from his village to the home of 29-year old Kumar.He had prayed with Kumar many times before-- for healing and comfort. That is what God expected from Debalal.But Nepal is a secular but Hindu nation, and many people--especially those residing in rural villages--despise Christians.When Debalal entered Kumar's house to pray, Kumar allegedly beat the evangelist with an iron rod and slit Debala's throat with a khukuri (a popular Nepali knife with a curved blade).

Debalal had shared the Gospel message with villagers and some had warned him to stay away--they didn't want to hear his message or prayers. None of them responded to his calls for help when Kumar attacked.


Martyred Saul Pradhan's widow denied justice despite court orders in Kandhamal

Saul Pradhan (Vill Banjamaha, Raikia, Kandhamal) was called out of home and taken away by two persons who reside not far away from his house on 10 Jan 2011, in the evening. His wife and children are witness. His dead body was found next day evening about 2 kilometres away on the banks of pond at Nahudimaha.